Alastair Reynolds könyvei a rukkolán
Alastair Reynolds - Shadow Captain
The gripping sequel to the Locus award winning science fiction adventure, Revenger, tells a story of obsession and betrayal as two sisters hunt for the greatest treasure in the universe. Adrana and Fura Ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Once desperate for adventure, now Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen's ship. And rumors of Bosa Sennen's hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession. Neither is safe; because the galaxy wants Bosa Sennen dead and they don't care if she's already been killed. They'll happily take whoever is flying her ship. Shadow Captain is a desperate story of cursed ships, vengeful corporations, and alien artifacts, of daring escapes and wealth beyond imagining ... and of betrayal.
Alastair Reynolds - Doctor Who: Harvest of Time
One of science fiction's most acclaimed authors delivers a spectacular original novel in the Doctor Who universe featuring the Third Doctor, as played by Jon Pertwee. After billions of years of imprisonment, the vicious Sild have broken out of confinement. From a ruined world at the end of time, they make preparations to conquer the past, with the ultimate goal of rewriting history. But to achieve their aims they will need to enslave an intellect greater than their own... On Earth, UNIT is called in to investigate a mysterious incident on a North Sea drilling platform. The Doctor believes something is afoot, and no sooner has the investigation begun when something even stranger takes hold: The Brigadier is starting to forget about UNIT's highest-profile prisoner. And he is not alone in his amnesia. As the Sild invasion begins, the Doctor faces a terrible dilemma. To save the universe, he must save his arch-nemesis... The Master
Alastair Reynolds - Zima Blue and Other Stories
Reynolds' pursuit of truth is not limited to wide-angle star-smashing - not that stars don't get pulverised when one character is gifted (or cursed) with an awful weapon by the legendary Merlin. Reynolds' protagonists find themselves in situations of betrayal, whether by a loved one's accidental death, as in 'Signal to Noise', or by a trusted wartime authority, in 'Spirey and the Queen'. His fertile imagination can resurrect Elton John on Mars in 'Understanding Space and Time' or make prophets of the human condition out of pool-cleaning robots in the title story. But overall, the stories in _Zima Blue_ represent a more optimistic take on humanity's future, a view that says there may be wars, there may be catastrophes and cosmic errors, but something human will still survive.
Alastair Reynolds - Stephen Baxter - The Medusa Chronicles
Following an accident that almost cost him his life, Howard Falcon was not so much saved as he was converted, through the use of prosthetics, into something faster, stronger and smarter ...but also slightly less human and more machine than he was. And with this change came an opportunity - that of piloting a mission into Jupiter's atmosphere, and ultimately of making first contact with the life forms he discovers there. Picking up the threads of humanity versus artificial intelligences and machines, and of encounters with the alien, this collaborative novel between two superb writers is a sequel to Howard Falcon's adventures. A proper science fiction adventure, this is perfect for fans of Golden Age SF as well as the modern SF reader.
Alastair Reynolds - Lassú lövedékek
Úgy tűnik, végre befejeződött egy több száz világot és naprendszert érintő háború. Szkur, aki katonaként csinálta végig a zűrzavaros időszakot, szeretne visszatérni a családjához és folytatni az életét, de a béke még nem köszöntött be teljesen, sem számára, sem az emberiség számára. Alighogy híre megy a tűzszünetnek, az egységétől leszakadt nőt elkapja egy agresszív, öntörvényű háborús bűnös, egy romos bunkerben a testébe juttat egy halálos lövedéket, és a sorsára hagyja. Szkur egy fogolyszállító fedélzetén tér magához, és hamarosan megtudja, hogy az űrhajó súlyosan meghibásodott. Mindkét háborús fél katonái a vártnál sokkal korábban ébrednek a hibernációból. Egyedül a testükbe ültetett lövedékekbe táplált adatok és emlékek biztosítanak valamiféle kapcsolatot a világhoz, amelyre máshogy nem ismernének rá. Szkur pedig rövidesen újra szembekerül régi ellenségével, csakhogy a tét ezúttal már jóval nagyobb, mint a saját élete. A _Jelenések tere_ sorozat szerzőjének kisregénye csillagközi kalandot kínál árulásról, identitásról és a civilizáció fennmaradásáról.
Alastair Reynolds - Terminal World
Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different - and rigidly enforced - level of technology. Horsetown is pre-industrial; in Neon Heights they have television and electric trains... Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue. But when a near-dead angel drops onto his dissecting table, Quillon's world is wrenched apart one more time, for the angel is a winged posthuman from Spearpoint's Celestial Levels - and with the dying body comes bad news. If Quillon is to save his life, he must leave his home and journey into the cold and hostile lands beyond Spearpoint's base, starting an exile that will take him further than he could ever imagine. But there is far more at stake than just Quillon's own survival, for the limiting technologies of the zones are determined not by governments or police, but by the very nature of reality - and reality itself is showing worrying signs of instability...
Alastair Reynolds - The Iron Tactician
A brand new stand-alone deep space adventure from Alastair Reynolds, featuring the author’s long-running character Merlin, who has previously appeared in “Merlin’s Gun” (1999), “Hideaway” (2000) and “Minla’s Flowers” (2007). When Merlin encounters the derelict hulk of an old swallowship drifting in the middle of nowhere, he can't resist investigating. He soon finds himself involved in a situation that proves far more complex than he ever anticipated. The Iron Tactician is the first in a new series of NewCon Press novellas. The series will be issued in sets of four, with each set featuring cover art by the same artist - one piece of artwork divided between the four covers.
Alastair Reynolds - Redemption Ark
Time: the early twenty-seventh century. Fifty years ago, human intervention triggered an ancient system designed to warn of the emergence of intelligence. For aeons the Inhibitors have waited. Now the response is on its way... Clavain defected to fight on the side of the Conjoiners, a feared and persecuted human faction dedicated to hive-mind consciousness. Four hundred years later, in the terminal stages of a brutal interplanetary war, something has struck terror into the Conjoiner Inner Sanctum. As the nature of the new threat becomes clear, Clavain begins to wonder if it isn't time to defect again. Clavain and a misfit band of allies race towards Resurgam, where a long-lost cache of Doomsday weapons has been discovered; he wants the weapons for the good of humanity. But someone else already controls the lost weapons; and Triumvir Volyova has very definite plans of her own. And the weapons themselves are not exactly lacking in free will...
Alastair Reynolds - Revenger
The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives. And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them ...Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It's their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded with layers of protection - and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous. Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore's crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular. Revenger is a science fiction adventure story set in the rubble of our solar system in the dark, distant future - a tale of space pirates, buried treasure and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism ...and of vengeance ...
Alastair Reynolds - Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into interstellar space... Alastair Reynolds burst onto the SF scene with the Arthur C. Clarke Award-shortlisted REVELATION SPACE, British Science Fiction Award-winning CHASM CITY, and REDEMPTION ARK. Now experience the phenomenal imagination and breathtaking vision of 'The most exciting space opera writer working today' (Locus) in these two tales of high adventure set in the same universe as his novels. The title story, 'Diamond Dogs', tells of a group of mercenaries trying to unravel the mystery of a particularly inhospitable alien tower on a distant world; 'Turquoise Days' is about Naqi, who has devoted her life to studying the alien Pattern Jugglers.
Alastair Reynolds - Slow Bullets
From the author of the Revelation Space series comes an interstellar adventure of war, identity, betrayal, and the preservation of civilization itself. A vast conflict, one that has encompassed hundreds of worlds and solar systems, appears to be finally at an end. A conscripted soldier is beginning to consider her life after the war and the family she has left behind. But for Scur—and for humanity—peace is not to be. On the brink of the ceasefire, Scur is captured by a renegade war criminal, and left for dead in the ruins of a bunker. She revives aboard a prisoner transport vessel. Something has gone terribly wrong with the ship. Passengers—combatants from both sides of the war—are waking up from hibernation far too soon. Their memories, embedded in bullets, are the only links to a world which is no longer recognizable. And Scur will be reacquainted with her old enemy, but with much higher stakes than just her own life.
Alastair Reynolds - Chasm City
The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet - has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit - only the most wretched sort of existence remains. For security operative Tanner Mirabel, it is the landscape of nightmares through which he searches for a low-life postmortal killer. But the stakes are raised when his search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.
Alastair Reynolds - Galactic North
Centuries from now, humanity, as factional and fractious as ever, has spread throughout the solar system and beyond, to the worlds around the nearest stars. Technology means poerful new tools, but with those advances come lethal risks. The Demarchists and Conjoiners fight wars over the basic right to augment human intelligence beyond its natural limits. The nervous, paranoid Ultras crew the vast lighthugger starships that bind these squabbling colonies together. The hyperpigs try to keep their head down. The rich get richer... and everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilisations that the explorers keep finding out beyond the margins of settled space... because who's to say that humanity won't be the next? 'Galactic North', a collection of eight novellas and short stories, three brand-new for this volume: eight harrowing glimpses into the dark and turbulent universe of 'Revelation Space'.
Alastair Reynolds - Pushing Ice
2057. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. But when Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, inexplicably leaves its natural orbit and heads out of the solar system at high speed, Bella is ordered to shadow it for the few vital days before it falls forever out of reach. In accepting this mission she sets her ship and her crew on a collision course with destiny-for Janus has many surprises in store, and not all of them are welcome...
Alastair Reynolds - Absolution Gap
Humanity has endured centuries of horrific plague and a particularly brutal interstellar war: it's time for a few decades of peace and quiet. No such luck: for now there is a new threat. Stirred from aeons of sleep, the Inhibitors - ancient alien killing machines - have begun the process of ridding the galaxy of its latest emergent intelligence. Fleeing the first wave of machines, a ragtag group of refugees headed by the war veteran Clavain waits anxiously for the next phase of the cull. But with Clavain sunk deep in despondency, the actual leadership falls to Scorpio, the product of a flawed experiment in genetic engineering. Though Scorpio has every reason to hate humanity, he believes he has put his grudges - along with his criminal past - behind him. Then an unexpected new element enters the colony: an avenging angel, a girl born in ice, gifted with both the power to lead humanity to safety and the ability to draw down mankind’s darkest enemy. Unwilling to resist her charismatic leadership - for now - Scorpio watches as his people are led towards Hela, an apparently insignificant moon light-years away. On Hela, where vast travelling cathedrals circle the world in endless procession, the witnessing of a miraculous event has given birth to an apocalyptic new religion. And as the cathedrals crawl towards the treacherous fissure known as Absolution Gap, a dark and unsettling truth becomes apparent: to beat one enemy, it may be necessary to forge an alliance with something much, much worse... Absolution Gap concludes the story of the Inhibitors told in Revelation Space and Redemption Ark.
Alastair Reynolds - Revelation Space
Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship _Nostalgia for Infinity._ But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him. Because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason - and if that reason is uncovered, the universe - and reality itself - could be irrevocably altered...
Alastair Reynolds - Napok háza
A csillagközi utazás korszakának hajnalán egy ifjú hölgy, Abigail Gentian ezer klónra hasítja magát, s a klónokat kiküldi a galaxisba, hogy óriási tudásra és bölcsességre tegyenek szert. A Gentian-klán hasadványai bizonyos időnként impozáns ünnepségek keretében újraegyesülnek, amikor is ezer éjszakán át osztják meg egymással az emlékeiket. A harminckettedik egyesülésre azonban két önfejű hasadvány, Campion és Purslane várhatóan több évtizedes késéssel érkezik csak meg. Ráadásul immár közösen gyűjtik tapasztalataikat a galaxist átölelő hosszú körutak során. Mi több: szerelmesek egymásba. A kiközösítéstől csak egyvalami mentheti meg őket: egy gépember, az aranyszínű robot, Hesperus. De ő sajnos amnéziában szenved, és csak arra emlékszik, hogy valami elképesztően fontos küldetést próbált teljesíteni, mielőtt törölték a memóriáját. A szerelmesek azt remélik, hogy tekintélyes vendégük megjelenése az egyesülésen enyhítheti majd a büntetésüket, de amikor a hajójuk váratlanul a klán vészjelzését fogja, nagyobb gondjuk is lesz, mint a hasadvány-társak rosszallása. Hatmillió év után valaki úgy döntött, hogy végleg le kell számolni a Gentian-klánnal. Miközben a túlélők maroknyi csapata versenyt fut térrel és idővel, hogy kiderítse, ki akarja a halálukat, megdöbbentő igazságok kerülnek napvilágra. Aztán elszabadul a pokol, mert valójában sokkal több forog kockán, mint egy ősi klán fennmaradása... A "Napok Háza" káprázatos, szédítő űropera, amely a klasszikus sci-fi eszközeivel teremt egy ragyogó, új világot - a kortárs tudományos-fantasztikus irodalom mesterműve.
Alastair Reynolds - On the Steel Breeze
We have found a distant planet. It carries sign of an alien civilisation. And on a fleet of holoships, vast asteroids hollowed out and turned into miniature worlds, millions of us are heading there. With engines designed to exploit a physics we barely understand we are on a one way journey, travelling at one sixth the speed of light, to a new home. And an encounter with the unknown. And we take with us hopes and lies, secrets and betrayals. And another, quite alien intelligence. The Akinya family have not finished with space. Their destiny still lies with the stars, however they get there, whichever of them make it. And the Mechanism has not finished with the Akinyas…
Alastair Reynolds - The Prefect
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a policeman of sorts, and one of the best. His force is Panoply, and his beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone. These days, his job is his life. A murderous attack against a Glitter Band habitat is nasty, but it looks to be an open-and-shut case - until Dreyfus starts looking under some stones that some very powerful people would really rather stayed unturned. What he uncovers is far more serious than mere gruesome murder: a covert takeover bid by a shadowy figure, Aurora (who may once have been human but certainly isn't now), who believes the people of the Glitter Band should no longer be in charge of their own destiny. Dreyfus discovers that to save something precious, you may have to destroy part of it.
Alastair Reynolds - Poseidon's Wake
This novel is a stand-alone story which takes two extraordinary characters and follows them as they, independently, begin to unravel some of the greatest mysteries of our universe. Their missions are dangerous, and they are all venturing into the unknown ... and if they can uncover the secret to faster-than-light travel then new worlds will be at our fingertips. But innovation and progress are not always embraced by everyone. There is a saboteur at work. Different factions disagree about the best way to move forward. And the mysterious Watchkeepers are ever-present. Completing the informal trilogy which began with BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH and ON THE STEEL BREEZE, this is a powerful and effective story.
Alastair Reynolds - Deep Navigation
Deep Navigation is the 2010 Boskone Book by Boskone's Guest of Honor Alastair Reynolds. It contains a broad spectrum of his work, from his first published story, "Nunivak Snowflakes," through "The Receivers" and "Monkey Suit," both published within the last year, plus an introduction by his friend, and former Boskone Guest, Stephen Baxter. It is well-known that the scope of Dr. Reynolds' stories is vast; his Revelation Space stories alone attest to that. This collection shows his impressive range, from the claustrophobic Antarctic station, "Byrd Land Six," to the branespanning "Tiger, Burning," to the millennia-long quest of "Fury." His viewpoints are as varied as his constant production of big, new ideas. A lone artist calmly painting the universe. A planetary ecological struggle reduced to a game. A fleeing assassin drawn into an alien rescue between the stars. The full-color dust jacket is by John Picacio, the Boskone 47 Official Artist.
Alastair Reynolds - Blue Remembered Earth
One hundred and fifty years from now, in a world where Africa is the dominant technological and economic power, and where crime, war, disease and poverty have been banished to history, Geoffrey Akinya wants only one thing: to be left in peace, so that he can continue his studies into the elephants of the Amboseli basin. But Geoffrey's family, the vast Akinya business empire, has other plans. After the death of Eunice, Geoffrey's grandmother, erstwhile space explorer and entrepreneur, something awkward has come to light on the Moon, and Geoffrey is tasked - well, blackmailed, really - to go up there and make sure the family's name stays suitably unblemished. But little does Geoffrey realise - or anyone else in the family, for that matter - what he's about to unravel. Eunice's ashes have already been scattered in sight of Kilimanjaro. But the secrets she died with are about to come back out into the open, and they could change everything. Or shatter this near-utopia into shards ...
Alastair Reynolds - Beyond the Aquila Rift
This is an amazing collection of some of the best short fiction ever written in the SF genre, by an author acclaimed as 'the mastersinger of space opera' THE TIMES. Alastair Reynolds has won the Sidewise Award and been nominated for The Hugo Awards for his short fiction. One of the most thought-provoking and accomplished short-fiction writers of our time, this collection is a delight for all SF readers.
Alastair Reynolds - House of Suns
Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every two hundred thousand years, to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings. Campion and Purslane are not only late for their thirty-second reunion, but they have brought along an amnesiac golden robot for a guest. But the wayward shatterlings get more than the scolding they expect: they face the discovery that someone has a very serious grudge against the Gentian line, and there is a very real possibility of traitors in their midst. The surviving shatterlings have to dodge exotic weapons while they regroup to try to solve the mystery of who is persecuting them, and why - before their ancient line is wiped out of existence, for ever.
Alastair Reynolds - Thousandth Night / Minla's Flowers
For many of us, the Ace Double Novels of the 50s and 60s have long been a source both of pleasure and nostalgia. This new double volume from Subterranean Press stands squarely in that distinguished tradition, offering a pair of colorful, fast-paced stories from the reigning master of the intergalactic space opera: Alastair Reynolds. _Thousandth Night,_ the genesis for the epic novel _House of Suns,_ is quintessential Reynolds. A visionary account of intrigue, ambition, and technological marvels set within a beautifully realized far-future milieu, it combines world-class storytelling with a provocative meditation on the mystery, grandeur, and inconceivable immensity of the universe. The masterful novella _Minla's Flowers_ features Merlin, a familiar figure to Reynolds's readers. Diverted by technical difficulties to a planet known as Lecythus, Merlin finds himself forced to play a part in the moral and military dilemmas of a world on the verge of extinction.
Alastair Reynolds - Century Rain
Three hundred years in the future, Verity Auger is a specialist in the archaeological exploration of Earth, rendered uninhabitable after the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. After a field-trip to goes badly wrong, Verity is forced to redeem herself by participating in a dangerous mission, for which her expertise in invaluable. Using a backdoor into an unstable alien transit system, Auger's faction has discovered something astonishing at the far end of a wormhole: mid twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Is it a window into the past, a simulation, or something else entirely? _Century Rain_ is not just a time-travel story, nor a tale of alternate history. Part hard SF thriller, part interstellar adventure, part noir romance, _Century Rain_ is something altogether stranger.
Alastair Reynolds - Jelenések tere
Kozmikus rejtélyek nyomában. Az amarantinok kilencszázezer évvel ezelőtt kihaltak. Balszerencse volt csupán, hogy épp akkor történt a pusztító napkitörés, amikor sikerült kijutniuk a világűrbe? Vagy lehet összefüggés az események között? A Resurgam, az egykori amarantin bolygó telepeseit ez a kérdés nem különösebben foglalkoztatja, még azután sem, hogy mélyen a felszín alatt egy egész várost találnak, a közepén egy szárnyas amarantin szobrával. De a briliáns és kíméletlen tudós, Dan Sylveste nem nyugszik, amíg ki nem deríti az igazságot - bármekkora árat is kelljen fizetni ezért. Az amarantinok tragédiája nem volt véletlen. A veszély pedig most is ott leselkedik a közelben. Közelebb, mint Sylveste gondolná...
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